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AFF Futsal Championship 2019 semi-finals: The defending champion Thailand has a big chance

AFF Futsal Championship 2019 semi-finals: The defending champion Thailand has a big chance

The group stage of the AFF Futsal Championship 2019 has ended in Ho Chi Minh City and we now know four teams will compete in the regional semi-finals.

The 16th edition of AFF Futsal Championship saw eight teams split into two groups of four. Group A has Thailand, Cambodia, East Timor and Myanmar, while Group B includes Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

After the teams in each group compete in a circle format, the top two teams will advance to the knockout phase of the Southeast Asia Futsal Championship.

Thailand and Myanmar took first and second in Group A as Thailand Futsal won all three of their matches while Myanmar lost to Thais in the final match of the group stage on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Indonesia and Vietnam have surpassed Group B when having the same 7 points. The two teams had a goalless draw at the Phu Tho Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City in the second matchday.

Currently, Indonesia Futsal will host Myanmar in the first semi-final match while Thailand will play against Vietnam in another semi-final clash. The semi-finals will take place on October 25th while the final will take place on October 27th.

AFF HDBank Futsal Championship 2019 - Semifinals fixtures - All matches at Phu Tho Indoor Stadium

October 25th, 2019: (all time GMT+8)

15:00: Thailand vs Vietnam

18:00: Indonesia vs Myanmar

The two teams that advance to the final and the winner of the third-place playoffs will qualify for the 2020 Asian Futsal Championship to be held in Turkmenistan from February 24 to March 10, 2020.